Jack Torrance, caretaker of a mountain hotel closed in winter, prepares for longs months of solitude along with his wife and son Danny. Jack will be able to spend his free time writing, but Danny, gifted with psychic powers called the shining, is terrified by the idea of living in a place where terrible events occurred in the past.

Stanley Kubrick adapted Stephen King’s novel into a genuine lesson in horror cinema, carried by Jack Nicholson in one of the best performances of his career.


Country: USA, United Kingdom

Year: 1980

Runtime: 2h26

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd